Houston Rockets: Patrick Beverley To Return This Season

By Michael Ma

Mar 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) reacts to a play during the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

After meeting with Dr. James Andrews this past weekend, it looks more and more likely that Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley will be able to return this season after suffering a torn knee meniscus last week.

According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Beverley also will not need surgery to repair the damage, but could still miss several weeks.

Averaging 10 points a game, Beverley has developed a reputation of being one of the NBA’s better perimeter defenders, and an aspect where the Rockets seemed to lack in Saturday night’s 118-107 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

On the other hand, center Dwight Howard is expected to miss Tuesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets as he continues to suffer from an ankle sprain.

McHale says Howard will not play tomorrow vs Brooklyn.

— Jason Friedman (@JasonCFriedman) March 31, 2014